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Job reference: 172119
Salary: Band 4 (£27,598 - £30,019)
Job closing date: 15/12/2023
Job Type: Other Therapeutic
Location: Falkirk Community Hospital
Employment type: Fixed-term or Secondment
Hours Per Week: 7.5
Job posted date: 01/12/2023
Employer (NHS Board): NHS Forth Valley
Department: Adult Psychological Therapies

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Fixed term or Secondment Opportunity* for 9 months due to improvement in service delivery.

*Secondment Opportunity – Existing permanent employees must first discuss this opportunity with their substantive line manager and complete the secondment request form prior to interview. The secondment request form and the associated secondment policy can be found on the HR/Recruitment intranet pages and must be completed and signed by the substantive line manager.  The Candidate should then take it with them to interview as confirmation that an agreement has been granted.

We are seeking to recruit an Assistant Psychologist (Peer Researcher) within NHS Forth Valley’s Psychological Therapies Service. The service employs Nurse Psychotherapists, Counsellors, Clinical Psychologists, Counselling Psychologists and Clinical Associates in Applied Psychology.

The post holder will provide specific support for a CSO funded research fellowship entitled; ‘Understanding why people with experience of complex trauma disengage from psychological therapy; a trauma informed research programme’. This post is funded for 9 months duration.

Candidates must possess a first academic degree at Honours level in Psychology. Excellent interpersonal communication, verbal and listening skills and research skills are essential. Lived experience of complex trauma and/or experience of accessing NHS psychological therapy services are required, alongside comfort using these experiences to contribute to research design and recruitment decisions.

The working hours and location are flexible however some travel to the base in Falkirk and the surrounding area will be required for meetings and study recruitment.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Edel McGlanaghy- Clinical Psychologist & Research Fellow on 01324 614 347.

The duties of this post require the successful candidate to be a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.  More information on this scheme can be found at

Please note that the majority of correspondence is sent by e-mail, therefore please check your e-mail regularly (including junk folders) and your Jobtrain account for updates.

NHS Forth Valley is positive about disabled people and is committed to offering an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the job.  Please contact the Recruitment Office on 0330 041 4694 if there are any reasonable adjustments we can make to assist you with your application and/or interview.

NHS Scotland is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. To this end, NHS Scotland welcomes applications from all sections of society.

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